If you have not noticed, I have been on the Big 10 progressing towards 20 for awhile. This is why I have been such a strong supporter of wishing the Big 12 merged/expanded to having an entire ACC division and reworking our revenue model. Unless a la carte cable emerges, with in 15 years there could be as little as 3 super conferences with their conference networks bundled together so that every cable customer in the nation pays $0.1 to $1 a month to each conference. For ISU's sake, I hope it is 4 conferences.
If I was delany, I would not stop until I hit 20, owned the Midwest, east, and half the south. Make two divisions (old Big 10 and ACC+PSU+Rutgers).[/QUOTE]
Since BIG is about research dollars, owning Research Triangle might not be so bad. Football can be a second consideration.[/QUOTE]
This is also why NC State would be a good get. A lot of displaced alums live out there.
Barfknecht: Trying year around Big Ten - Omaha.com
Let's get this baby rolling today.Quote:
The press box at Lucas Oil Stadium buzzed with rumors about who the Big Ten commissioner might pick as expansion targets to reach 16 schools.One thing we know is that a lot of people around the league won't know for sure until it happens. Multiple sources said some Big Ten athletic directors were unaware of the Maryland and Rutgers decisions until the morning of the announcement.
The consensus speculation is that Delany is still on the hunt for two more schools. Among possible targets: North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Oklahoma and Vanderbilt.
KU, OU Bolt for B1G-...Said no one ever..Sorry to say it but even Vandy won't leave the SEC
I would just like the NCAA to blow up all the conferences, then pick 4 new conference leaders and have a fantasy football draft to pick new conferences. Then all this maddness could be over in 1 massive made for TV deal.
I saw something on twitter about Eric Barron (FSU prez) called out our favorite WV blogger during a booster meeting, basically saying he's full of **** and just trying to draw site traffic....anyone know the details of what went down?? I hope this is a sign this guy may really have some inside information but probably not haha